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Ciiuistmas Dinners :?Let all who
want a good dinner during: Christmas
week, for little money, go around to
the Baptist Fair between 1 and 2
o'clock on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday of next "week. The ladies
will serve them.
Fire in the Fork.?Mr. j. W.
Barnes, of the Fork, had the misfortune
to lose his residence, which he had just
completed, by fire on Wednesday morn
ing, the 8th instant, at three "o'clock.
Mr. Barnes lost all of his furniture,
clothing, i&c, which is quite a blow to
him. This was the third time his
house was discovered to be on (ire this
year, and the supposition is that some
malicious person set it. If so, we hope
the guilty party will be caught.
Death of a Stuangek.?A peddler
by the name of II. 0. Boyle, died quite
suddenly at Mrs. M. A. Howell's board
? ing house on Russell Street hist Sunday
afternoon from congestion of the brain,
lie came from Ireland last summer, and
leaves in the old country a wife and five
little ones who, no doubt, will be terri
bly shocked to hear of the death of
their dear one in this distant land.
The remains were carried to.Johntown.
Pa., for interment. The deceased was'
forty-two years of age.
Bold Burglars.?On the night of
the 9th instant masked men broke into
the residence of Mrs. Fladgers in Flor- j
ence and after having bound and
gagged two young men who slept in
the room they entered, proceeded to
rob them of their valuables, consisting
of watches, rings and sundry pieces of
jewelry. As yet no trace of the burg
lars has been found, and it is supposed
that they were a party of the many
tramps who have been banging around
Florence recently. We publish the
above as a warning to our citizens to
be on the alert, as many tramps are
constantly passing and repassing our
A Sad Death.-Only a few weeks!
ago we recorded the death of Miss
Alice Murray, daughter of Dr. W. W.
Murray, and how, erethellowerson her
early grave has withered, it is our pain
ful duty to chronicle the death of
anothci member of the same family. On
last Saterday afternoon, Lewis, aged
sixteen years, a bright, promising lad,
passed away after an illness of only a
short time. " Lewis was a special favor
ite of ours, and we sincerely mourn the
death of our young friend. It is a con
solation to know however that he was
prepared for the great change, and that
death had no terrors for him. The
sorely afflicted family have the sympa
thy of -he entire community in their
double bereavement, We commend
them to the mercy of our Heavenly
Ax Old Landmark Gone.?Mr.
Abrain Antley, of the Fork, died on
the first of this month, in his one hun
dred and fourth year, being no doubt
the oldest person" in the county. He
was an active member of the Baptist
Church for many years, and in lS3i> or
ganized the Canaan Baptist Church
with about a dozen members, but lived
to see it with a membership of over
two hundred. Mr. Antley served as a
soldier in the war of 1812, and drew
a pension from, the United States
Government, but he was au ardent
supporter of the Confederacy, and at
the breaking out of the war gave his
sons and influence to the cause. He
was a good man, and many is the deeds
of kindness wrought by his hand. He
leaves a large number "of friends and a
numerous family connection to mourn
Arthur's Home Magazine.-?The
January number of Arthur's Home
Magazine is at hand, with an unusual
ly attractive table of contents and
(manning illustrations. The short
stories are capital, and the serial by
M. G. McClelland begins well, and
promises to be one of the best by this
rising young writer. In addition to
the stories, the women folk will lind
many things useful in its well-filled de
partments, and the illustrated bits of
fancy work suitable for little, inexpen
sive presents are quite the right thing
to keep lair fingers at work iii tin? holi
day season now at hand. The enlarged
form of the Magazine is a great im
provement upon its old style, and
places the home prominently before the
public as one of the best of the lower-j
cost monthly magazines. The price is
but two dollars a year, with reductions
and premiums for clubs. Sample copies,
ten cents each. T. S. Arthur & Son, i
Philadelphia, are the publishers. I
Dear Old Santa Claus.?As the
Columbia Record says one of the pleas
antest events of Christmas time is the
advent of our dear though mythologi
cal friend. Santa Claus. It is the uni
versal wonderment of childhood how
the old gentleman, who does not seem
to grow stingy with the passing years,
manages to visit so many homes at
about the same hour, and tocruwl down
small and sooty Hues with so large a
pack on his shoulders without soiling
his beard. It is rather a sad experi
ence when boyhood and girlhood dis
cover that he is an imaginary person
age, and that- but let the myth remain,
untouched by the stern and grinding
facts of later life. Rich and poor are
under the spell of expectation, and
numberless stockings will be hung up
in the hope that if Santa Claus docs not
come to till them some one else will.
Rare gifts will pass from hand to hand j
among the wealthy, and even the lunch
ed and poor will be made glad by some !
little token of love and friendship.
A Teuhible Accident.?A terrible j
accident occurred on Wednesday, the
Stb instant, at the mill of Mr. T. K. I
Mc'.'anLs a short distance from town,
by which Mr. Ceo. O. Uiley. a most ex
cellent young man, lost Iiis life. Mr.
Uiley was trying to put on u belt on
one of the pulleys when his leg was
caught by the ladt and he was quickly
drawn over the wheel and against the
side of the building. lie struck with
considerable force, as some of the
weather boarding was displaced by the
blow. When the young man w?s ex
tricated it was found that one of his
legs was broken and that his skull was
fractured. Drs. A. S. Hydrick and M.
G. Salle)" were summoned and did all
that medical skill could do to save his
life. But it was of no avail. He lived
only a tew hours, never having rallied
from the shock. Mr. Uiley, who was
only twenty-one years old. was a gener
al favorite with Iiis family and friends,
and his tragic death is a severe blow to
them. He was a son of Mr. Michaeli
OUR BREVITY BASKET.
Filled With Brief Mention of Many Minor
- Events of the Week.
See notice of farm for sale in another
Read ths opening chapters of ?'Beau
ty *s'Secret" in this issue.
All articles for the Baptist Fair
must be sent in by Monday.
The Episcopal and Baptist Churches
of our town are both withous pastors.
Delicious oysters will be served by the
ladies during the Baptist Fair next
We are glad to learn that the oat
crop was not damaged by the late
The Augusta Chronicle thinks a
horizontal reduction of ladies hats is
Do you want to buy furniture? If
so read Mr. Morris's "advertisement in
Messrs. Vosc & Salley is selling off at
coast. See their advertisement in an
D. A. Smith, Esq., of the Keowce
Courier, is in the city in attendance on
the South Carolina Conference.
Christmas is near at hand. Now is
the time to bring in your eggs, turkeys
and eatable products of all Kinds.
No earthquake shocks have been felt
in our town during the past week. We
hope they have bid us a long farewell.
The universal desire of out' communi
ty is that Rev. .Tno. E. Carlisle will be
returned next year to his present field
Now is the time to give a helping
hand to the poor ones without warm
clothes and those destitute families
A black horse mule has been taken
up by the police and is awaitiug an
owner. Call on the City Clerk if you
have lost a mule.
Hon. Chas. Petty, the accomplished
editor of the Carolina Spartan, is in the
city in attendance on the Conference
of the Methodist Church.
Several of our citizens have had nar
row escapes from lire at their residences
during the past week. Examine your
chimneys and hearths well.
Geo. II. Southall, who has been for
fourteen years a postal clerk between
Petersburg, Va., and Bristol, was ar
rested Thursday lor robbing the mails.
Two of the richest women in the
world are dying at Xew York, Miss
Catherine Wolfe and Mrs. William As
tor. Both have been charitable in their
The Keowee Courier, published at
"Walhalla in Oconee county, has enter
ed upon its 38th volume." We extend
to the Courier our kindest and best
Housekeepers had better keep an eye
on the chicken coop, as Christmas
draweth nigh and the average chicken
thief likes a little change during the
Rev. J. II. Broadwell, paster of the
Episcopal Church, has resigned and ac
cepted a call North. He is a most ex
cellent gentleman, and we regret to see
We hope that all the preachers in the
Conference will get good appointments
next year, and that their labor will be
more successful for the Master than
The ministers of the South Carolina
Conference can have Tin-: Times and
Democrat and the Weekly News and
Courier sent to them one year for only
Mr. D. Epstin, of the .New York
Store, made an assignment for the
benefit of his creditors, lust Monday.
We have not learned the amount of his
liabilities or his assetts.
We would say to the Brethren of the
Conference that Tiik Times and Dem
ocrat is sent to any minister of the
gospel who desire it for the small sum
of one dollar per annum.
Under the economy of the Methodist
Church Dr. Raysor," who has served
this District during the past four years
las Presiding Elder most acceptably,
will be sent to a new held of labor.
Hog killing time has arrived, and
those of our people who were fortunate
enough to raise any hogs during the
past winter are now enjoying the luxu
ry of spare ribs, backbone and sau
Bishop II. M. McTyiere of the South
ern Methodist Church, who is a native
of Barnwell County, spent a few days
in Charleston as the guest of Colonel
J. B. Peck of the South Carolina Kail
way last week.
Mr. A. C. Jones, who for a number
of years has been the chief clerk in the
Secretary of State office, has resigned in
order todevote his whole time to the
management of his paper the Newberry
Herald and News.
Prof. Proctor, the astromoiner, pre
dicts a long and severely stormy win
ter. The Augusta Chronicle says it
may be that Proctor will go to join
Wiggins. It is well, however, to be
prepared, for any emergency.
Not for many years has there been so
much marrying and giving in marriage
as there has been thus far this winter.
May December. 1887, see all the couples
who are now stepping into tin' matri
monial traces as happy us thev are to
On Tuesday night of last week a col
ored festival was held on Dr. .1. F. At
kinson's plantation, near ltichburg,
Chester, and a light ensued among
some of tin; darkies, when one Eli
Johnson, colored, was fatally stabbed
by unknown parties.
Mr. Allen King and Mrs. Rosefield
were married in Irwin County. Ca.. a
few days ago. Mr. King is past his
three-score and ten years, and this is
his fifth time to enter into wedlock,
and the bride is about 55 years of age,
with several grandchildren.
A Chinaman is speaking to himself
as he irons a shirt: picks up a shirt
showing evidence of having been well
cared for. and says: "Bachelor; him
landlady fix him.' Picks up another,
Outtonless and all frayed at the wrists
and neck, au.l says: "Married man."
Dr. \V. T. Capers delivered an address
before the Historical Society of the
South Carolina Conference Tuesday
night at the Methodist Church, subject.
"The repetitions of history in the pro
gress of Christianity." The officers
elected are:- S. A. Weber,president; A.
M. Ohrietzbcrg, vice-president; W. K.
Blake. D. A. JJupree, F. C. Woodward,
j Wore Begun;? The Orangeburgcor-;
respondent of the News and Courier
says "the Orangeburg and Lewiedale
Railroad lias set n foot out towards work.
; Major Lee and Mr. Peake &re on hand,
j not to prospect, but with surveyors'
I instruments to go ahead. Mr. John E.
j Bull, the treasurer, reports subscrip
I tions improving. The road, then, is no
longer a topic for talk, but is begun.
President Barkley, with his skill and
energy, will soon enter'the region inter
lying' Lewiedale and Orangeburg. This
enterprise will reanimate our little city.
Things have drooped since the Eutaw
ville Road entered our county and di
vided the business cake, but here is an
opportnmty, one so auspicious and
plain that there are efforts being made
north of us to stop the work. Why ?
Because this road when completed
. from Orangeburg to Xewberry.orsome
point near it on the Greenville and Co
lumbia Hoad, will shorten the distance
not less than lifty-one miles to the
Greenville and Columbia Road from
Charleston, putting the whole up-coun
try so much nearer. It is plain that if
a local benefit is to be had here a great
commercial advantage is to be had in
Charleston. The up-country business
now is switched off by the connecting
roads running to Wilmington. Char
lotte and Norfork. This road taps the
feeder above Columbia and will have
its terminal at Charleston. It is use
less to urge Charleston to assist. She
must for self-defence. Xo city can ex
ist unless she controls the railroads
leading to her. President Barkley
migh form an auxiliary board of. direc
tors in Charleston, get all the help he
needs and reach the Greenville and Co
lumbia Railroad before the next crop
of cotton is made.'"_
THE Oat CROP.?A writer in the
Southern Cultivator says : Of all the
crops planted by the Southern farmer,
the oat crop should figure among the
foremost of them all. Why, you may
ask, is the oat crop to be desired? We
could give several - reasons, but will
only notice one or two of the most im
portant, First, because it requires less
labor to produce it. thereby rendering
the farmer independent of the thriftless
and indolent class of labor that is now
agitating the minds of farmers all over
the South. Second, there is no better
way of building up worn-out soils, ex
hausted by repeated cultivation of the
same crops on the same land for a num
ber of years. .Alterthe oats are har
vested there is sure to follow a luxuri
ant growth of grass, which can be pas
tured or, better still, be left alommntil
fall to be turned under witli large turn
plows, supplying a quantiry of vegeta
ble matter for the succeeding crops that
will keep the ground mellow and loose
and retain the moisture in the land, in
case of a dry May, which would be very
injurious to such crops._
Paying fok Bridal Presents.?In
the last two weeks, says a New- York
society iqdy I have paid 8150 for bridal
presents, and I do not expect to go
through the season under $500 for this
item of expense. I would avoid it if I
could, but the fact is when I was mar
ried, three years ago, it was my misfor
tune to receive about ?2,500 worth of
presents from my friends and relatives,
and I am gradually paying Jmek then
value to those who gave im) prints
and to whom 1 must give in retm?. I
thought such a liberal donutSOfoSgrtu
nate at the time, but I have Teaytied
differently by experience. Whenever I
see a great display of presents at a wad
ding now I Hnf to myself: "Therais a
debt of so many hundreds or thousands
of dollars that this young couple has
saddled upon them at the beginning of
their career." It is a custom that has
grown to abuse, and the only iv.erit I
see in it is that they pay back on the in
stallment plan. I have several years to
pay my debt, but still i must pay for
many articles for which I have not had
the least use.
Where to Sell Tobacco.?As the
News and Courier is constantly receiv
ing inquiries from tobacco growers in
various parts of the Slate, wishing to
know how they can best dispose of
their tobacco, or to what market they
should send it, a Reporter of that jour
nal called on one of the large wholesale
dealers in Charleston and obtained
some information on the subject which
will be of use to those who are engaged
in raising the weed. The tobacco now
being raised in the State is best adapt
ed for making cigarettes, plug tobacco,
smoking tobacco, or cigar Idlings. It
can, therefore, be disposed of to the
best advantage in the tobacco manufac
turing centres of North Carolina, the
largest and most important of which I
are at Winston. Beedsville. Durham i
and Salisbury. The grower should get
the address of some large manufacturer
in one of these places and send him a
sample of the tobacco he lias for sale.
The market prices vary from three to
ten cents a pound, according to the
quality of the tobacco.
Where to Buy.?When you wstnt
to buy <roo:ls at cheap prices ahvavs
call on a merchant that advertises, and
to this end we respectfully ask our
readers to look over our advertising
columns carefully, and then call on
those merchants whose cards are to be
found there. Tell the merchant you
have seen his card in The Times .\m>
Democrat, and that from the way the
paper speaks you are sure he will give
you a bargain. His face will be wreath
ed in smiles, and he will pulldown half
his stock in order to supply your de
mands. Of course you cannot expect
the merchant to stand behind his coun
ter this cold weather and pass out goods
for nothing or next to nothing, but you
expect him to set such prices as will
enable him to live and let you live.
Full stocks of all kinds are* now on
hand and it is advisable that such pur
chasers as already have the cash on
band should take time by the forelock
and buy at once while the opportunity
to choose is greatest, and not await the
grand rush at the last moment.
The Baptist Fair.- The Fair for
the benefit of the Baptist Church will
commence next Tuesday at Way's Hall
and continue for three days. A great
deal of energy has been displayed by
the ladies who have it in charge, and
the prospect is that it will be a very
j creditable affair. The object, the Hqui
i datum of the debt contracted in repair
| ing the steeple that was injured by the
i earthquake, is certainly a laudable one,
I and should enlist the sympathy and co
! operation of all Christians. Let all who
; wish to have a pleasant time during
j the Christmas holidays,and at the.same
j time lend a helping "hand to a worthy
! cause, go out to the Fair.
I The Times and Democrat for sale
l at T. C. Ilubbell's.
a Kig flaw About XTiirteen Cvnjs?oi'wr
Council Chamber, )
Orangeburg, S. C, Dec. 3,1886. (?
Regular Meeting. )
Council met this day at 7.20 P. M.
Present Hon. Jolin W. Faircy, Acting
Mayor: Aldermen Copes. " Cannon.
Lightfoot and Williams. The Mayor
and Alderman Minus being absent.
The special order being an election
for city lamplighter, as per notice pub
lished, to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of Mr. Ceo. Ritter. Appli
cations were read from Messrs. Harry
Cannon and John H. Payne. Alder
man Cannon asked permission to with
draw Mr. Harry Cannon's application;
granted. On motion of Alderman Wil
liams John ii. Payne was elected by |
acclamation for the unexpfrcd terra.
orangeburg, S. C. Nov. 24, 1886.
Gents:?I beg to acknowledge notice
of appropriation of one hundred dollars j
by your honorable body for our beuelit.
Accept our thanks f?r your kind re
membrance. Yours very*truly.
Oscar R. Lowman,
Secretary I. E. II. & L. Co., No. 1.
Elliott's Hall. Dec. 1st. 1886.
To the Hon. City Council of Orange
bury, S. C:
Gentlemen:?In behalf of the i.E.
ii. & L. Co., Xo. 1,1 beg leave to inform
you that your proposed appropriation
of one hundred dollars for them is very
respectfully declined, not being in our
humble judgment an equitable amount.
Very truly yours,
Oscar R. Lowman.
Secretary L E. H. & L. Co., No. 1.
Received as information and Treas
urer instructed to turn that amount
into the general funds for ordinary ex
penses of the city government.
To tin- Honorable, the Town Council of
Oraiiyehury, ?V. C:
Your petitioner showed: That her
assessment on property for the fiscal
year ending March .'list, 1887, has been
raised without any notice given her. or
without the adoption of an ordinance
by said council empowering such rais
ing of assessments. That she returned
her property at a fair and just valua
tion under the present circumstances. |
and she has paid 84.113 more taxes for
this year than she did last year, and
the property stands now just as it did
then. Your petitioner, therefore, re
quests that the sum of ($4.63) four dol
lars and sixty three cents be. refunded
her, that being the amount of overtax,
and your petitioner will ever prav, &c.
X. M. Wiles,
It was ordered that the prayer of the
petition be refused, and that the Clerk
be instructed to notify Mrs. Wiles and
give the reason therefor, viz: To call
attention to the "Act to Incorporate
tne City of Orangeburg*'empowering
the City Council to raise and equalize
the assessments. To the resolution
adopted at extra meeting of City Coun
cil July 7th, 1880. That Council assess
all real property in accordance with the
reduction of twenty-live per centum
made by a former'council. That all
improvements made on real estate
since the assessments of 1883 be added?
by a special committee of live. That
the value of lot as returned by (Mr.
Wiles last year at SL0?? and this fiscal
year at jJ?OO; lhai tue value of said lot
was raised by tin* eoiuiitiil.ee from its
last valuation to the former, and the
remainder for improvements made by
the petitioner since the return of April
Orangeburg, S. c Dec. 1st, 1886.
To the Honorable, the. Mayor and Al
dermen of the City of Urant/ebnrtf:
Gentlemen:?Ihdow I submit state
ment of receipts and expendit ures for
the month ending this date:
Cash on hand as per last
Received from commer
cial salesmen..*? 31.40
Received from local li
Received from Mayor's
court lines. 20.00
Received from special
buggy tax. 1.00
Receipts. 8 7iUU
Paid account of mar
Paid account of streets 312.50
Paid account of Clerk.. 66.68
Paid account of guard
Paid account of miscel
sufferers $15.00; print
ing 8*2.75). 17.75
Total. 8 620.11
Cash on baud December
1st. lssc. S1.3UL01
Referred to the finance committee.
The special committee appointed at
the last meeting for the purpose of con
sulting with a committee from the Etl
isto Rules with a view of fostering the
erection of a market, city hall and ar
mory for joint occupancy, reported
through Alderman Copes, iheir chair
man, that they had met the committee
as instructed and submitted the follow
They were satisfied Unit thcEdisto
Hilles were not willing to locate oil tin*
lot owned by the city on Market street j
?Russell Street being preferred by
them. That the company wanted a
brick building?not over two stories
high -10 by 80 in second story to be ex
clusively used by them. The companj
could furnish $2,500 toward building, j
That the committee of the Edisto
Hilles bad no power to act. but request- j
cd that council take immediate action
in the matter.
Hy Alderman Williams: That the
report be received as information and]
the committee discharged. So ordered.
Uy Alderman Lightfoot: That coun
cil deems it impracticable to build in
conjunction with the Ed ist o Hilles with
a view of joint occupancy, and that the
Clerk be instructed to notify the com
pany at once of the action of Council.
OlSANCEBURG, S. C, Dec. 3, 1886.
li?u../. ?S. Allierj/otti. Mayor:
Sir:- As requested in your favor of
the date of Dec. 1st. 1*886. (Mayor's
(Mice, Dec. 1st. 1886, Respectfully re
ferred to Alderman Copes who will
look into this charge against City
Treasurer and report to Council Dec.
3rd, 1886. J. S. Albergotti, Mayor.) |
1 have looked into the charges con-1
iained in the letter of J. A. Hanks,Esq..
dated Nov. 2Ith. 1586, against C. D.
Kortjohn, City TrcusurcrTnnd during;
the investigation 1 called on Mr. Kmi-1
john to deliver to me such letters or
papers that he had in his possession re
lating to said charges. lie turned over I
to iae three letters that he received at
different times from the said J. A.. J
Banks?which letters, together with
the one received by yourself, I have
marked, beginning with the. one ad
dressed to you, respectively Exhibit A.
B. C. and D.
. oraxgem7rg, & C, Nov. 2-1, 1886.
Mr. J. S. Albergotti, Mayor Uranyt
Dear Sir:?The circumstances at
tending the tax execution served on
my wile, Mrs. Maggie L. Banks, are as
About the last of October I received
a notice from the City Treasurer that
my wife's city taxes, 38 cents, were due
Nov. 1st. 1 mentioned the fact to my
wife and she told me that some time
during tin; first of last year she had
paid to Mr. Kortjohn 5U cents and re
ceived a receipt from him saying there
was an excess of 25 cents paid which
was held to her credit on the books.
With this fact in view I wrote to Mr.
Kortjohn enclosing 13 cents and stated
that the 25 cents credit with enclosed
amount would pay the taxes. He wrote
in reply tiiat Messrs. Bull & Scoville
had paid the taxes for last year and
that 1 must send him the receipt which
I claimed was held by my wife. Sever
al days elapsed before I could get her
to look it up, she being out of town.
As soon as she came in, however, she
told me that the receipt had been mis
placed and could not lie found. I im
mediately sent by a friend the amount
which was due, and received in reply a
tax execution for S2.1H.
Now I will just add that it appears
very singular to me that Mr. Kortjohn
should receive lax payment from
Messrs. Bull <x Scoville in October
when it bad been paid before that time,
which certainly appears on the books
if they have been properly kept. These
are simply the fuels in the case, and if
there is any redress I will fed grateful
to you if you will see that I get justice.
Yours very truly,
J. A. Banks.
St. Matthews, s. C, Oct. 29,1886.
Mr. C. D. Kortjohn, City Treasurer,
Orangeburg, tf. C.:
Dear Si it:?Your notice of taxes due
received to-day, amount lib cents. En
closed find 13 cents which, with 25 cents
overpaid last year, will settle same.
Mrs. E. Y. 1 looser informs me that she
overpaid that amount last year and
holds your receipt.
Yours very truly.
.1. AitTnuit Banks.
Enclosed lind 13 cents; I neglected to
enclose it yesterday.
j. A. Banks.
St. Matthews, S. ('., Nov. 18,1880.
Mr. C. I). Kortjohn, City Treasurer.
Orangebnrg, <$'. C:
dear Siu:?I have just received no
tice from your chief of police that he
holds a tax execution against my wife.
I am at a loss to know why I have] re
ceived such treatment at your hands,
and write to ask for an explanation.
1 sent you by mail 12 cents and wrote
that Mrs. Il<nis"vr had overpaid last
year 25 cents which would make the
sum total of this year's tuxes. You re
plied that you would be glad if I would
send you your receipt, but did not say
that you did not have an excess of 25
cents on band. I requested my wife to
look up the receipt but she was living
in the country then and it was not con
venient for her to come to town where
her papers are, so I said no more about
it until a few days ago she came down
and told me (lie receipt could not be
found. I immediately sent the amount
j to you and have received as reply a tax
I execution. Now what I desire to say
is this: There was an overplus of
twenty-live cents paid, whether the re
ceipt is forthcoming or not. I in
formed you of that fact, and you did
not deny it, leaving the impression on
me that it probably was. Now when 1
request a gentleman to see. you and ar
range the mutter you respond with a
tax" execution. I think that the cir
cumstances of the case would justify
you in reconsidering your action, and I
think that the commonest instincts of
a gentleman would prompt you to do
it. Awaiting your reply i am,
i Yours with respect,
.J. A. Banks.
I then notified Mr. Banks that I
would make a report at our regular
meeting, Dec. 3rd, 1886, a copy of which
notice accompanies this report marked
(litAXcicnuiu:, S. C. Dee. 1st, 1881?.
Deak Sin. Your letter dated Nov.
21th, 188(1, and addressed to ".Mr. .1. S.
Albergotti, Mayor," has been referred
tu mo with a request n> look into the
charge therein contained and l will re
port the result of my investigation to
the .City Council at their next regular
meeting, which lakes place Dec. .'1. I8b(i,
at 7.31) I'. M. So that in case you wish
I to appear you have notice as to time
of meeting. Respect fully,
(lue of (lie Aldermen.
./. Arthur Hunks, Esq., st. Matth*-irs J'.
ft., Orangebnrg County, -s'. i'.
The result <>i my investigation is as
follows: 1 lind oii the Treasurer's Re
leeipt Book, stub Xo 111. fur taxes of
Maggie I,, tlouser, paid Oct. 7th, 1885,
amount paid 38 cents. I find on the
Tax Book this entrv :
"Ilouser, Miss Maggie L. Xo. Ml.
Date of payment, Oct. 7. Value of
Real Estate* s75.(xi. General Tax 3s
I lind in the Treasurers Cash Hunk
page 118 this entry: "Miss Maggie L.
I looser ' let. 7. Value of Real Estate
S75.O0. General Tax 3H cents. Total
38 cents on tin- Debit Side.
I lim I that the amount reported by
the Treasurer in bis monthly report
as collected by him from Sept. It},
1885to Oct. 31, 1885, as general laxes
! s,?y $653.8-1 is correct, and that the
j amount of 3s cents, as collected on Miss
I M. L. Hoiiser's return, is included in
! tin- above amount ol ?1153.81. I beg to
state also that allot the above Work
j was duly examined by lion. .1. A. Wil
liams of the Finance Committee and
found by him to be correct and he so
endors ?<! the same Oct. 2nd, 188*5.
j 1 bud that by referring to our Minute
Book, p.ige 225 the Ordinance under
which the Treasurer collected the
I above taxes was not ratified until at
regular meeting Aug. 7th, 1855, which
made the taxes for fiscal year com
mencing April 1st, 1885, and ending
March 31st, 1880, duo and payable from
Sept, 1st, 1885 to Sept. 30th. 1885. 1 find
also that he had the authority to collect,
the simple taxes of Miss Maggie L.
Ilouscr on the date as above stated
without penalties, because the City
Council did not require him to collect
with penalties until after January lsty
188(5. the day on which they held a reg
ular meeting, at which time the Treas
urer was instructed to collect by execu
I next called at the oflice of Messrs.
Bull & Scoville and find that they have
the amount of 38 cents charged to the
account of Mrs. E. V. Uouser as tax of*
M. L. Uouser, paid Oct. 7th. 1885. Said
tax being one and the same as the tax
(irst'alluded to. All of which is respect
fully submitted. Robert Copes.
Amended bv Alderman Connon, Sec
onded by Alderman Lightfoot.
By Alderman Williams; That the
Treasurer beexonorated from allblame,
that the report be published and a copy
of the paper be sent to Mr. Banks and
the 13 cents in postage stamps be re
turned to him through the mail. So
The following Ordinance received its
second and third reading, was enrolled
j for ratification, and ratified in due
I An Ordinance to repeal an Ordinance
Entitled "An Ordinance to prevent
the. erection of wooden buildings upon
that portion of Russell Street in the
City of Orangeburg, lying between
Broughton Street and Doyle Street.'7'
And the amendment thereto ratified oa
the 3rd day of July, A. I)., 1885 :
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Al
dermen of the City of Orangeburg, in
City Council assembled, and by authori
ty of the same.
Section I. That an Ordinance here
tofore passed entitled : "An Ordinance
to prevent the erection of wooden
buildings upon that portion of Russell
Street in tin; City of Orangeburg, lying
between Broughton Street and Doyle
Street," ratilicd by the City Council of
Orangeburg on the twenty-first day of
January, A. 1).. 1884, ami the amend
ment thereto, ratilicd on the third day
of July, A.D.. 1885. be and the same
are hereby repealed.
section 2. That this Ordinance shall
go into effect immediately upon its
Done and ratified in City Council this
3rd day of December, in the year of our
Lord, one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-six. and in the one hundred and
eleventh year of American indepen
dence. John w. Fairey,
Acting Mayor of the City of Orange- ?
Attest. C. 1). kortjokn,
Clerk of City Council.
On motion it was ordered that the
committee on Police Department pur
chase pants for the three regular police;
The clerk was instructed to subscribe
to The Times and Democrat for the
use of the clerk's oflice.
Minutes were read and confirmed.
Council then adjourned.
C. D. KORTJOHN,
Clerk of Council.
Church Entertainment.?We pub
lish the following from a charming
young lady of the Felderville section
with pleasure, and hope that our read
ers in that section will take due no
tice and govern themselves according
ly: "We are going to have an enter
tainment on the 30th instant, for our
church, and I will be under lasting ob
ligations to you it you will publish it
in your paper. AV'e" will have hot din
ner* served during the day, and refresh
ments at night ami music. I want yon
to come down, particularly as we will
have a play entitled "Matrimony," and
1 saw from your paper some time ago
that you were going to act it yourself
soon. Now, I mean exactly what I say
when I tell you I want you to come. [
will see to it that you will have a good
time. The entertainment will be at
Parler's Depot on the Eutawville Rail
Road. Admission will be 25 cents for
grown folks and 10 cents for children."
We would be delighted to attend and
if possible will do so._
List of Lette its.?List of unclaim
ed letters remaining iu the Post Office
at Orangeburg, S. 0., for the week
ending Dec, 11 1880: W. LI.Adamson,
W. g. Auston, S. A. Aiken, Mrs. Carry .
Brown. Mrs. Benemia Brown. Miss.
Laura Brarid. Mrs. Banna Berry. Mrs.
Maggie Barnous, care of J. N. ?.
Ilaydcn, Tims. Caldwell. William Dra
ton, Miss Julia Dantzlcr, Katie Ed
wards. Fredrick Clover, Samuel Glover,,
'col.) Frank Haue. Mrs. V. C. .Tory, M.
McKean, Margeret Mays, Miss Julia
Millegen. 1,'. 15. McCrca. Middleton
Myers, care of David Griiliu, Nellie
Perkins, Harry Secgel, Mrs. Ellen Shu
ler. Thomas Williams. .Miss Ellen Way,
Miss Caroline Williams. Matilda Wil
liams, care of D.T.Williams. Persons
calling for the above letters will please
state they were advertised.
i Pavixo Taxi:--.?Tins payment of
taxes to our energetic Treasurer has
been less prompt than usual t his year,
but the rush upon his office by the tax
payers for several days has been about
as much as he could stand up to. All
this \\< >-k crowds bescigod the doors
I ami windows all the morning, and liu
Igenii iiround waiting their turns to
i reach the 'J'n usurer in order to pay up
and 'scape the penalty. Yesterday
; was the last day. ami all who have nut
I paid up now will have to pav the pen
Masonic Election. -At a regular
convocation of Eureka Chapter. N'o. !:<,
r. A. M., bei?', Friday evening'. Decem
ber in. 1880, the following oilirers ivere
elected to serve !hc ensuing Masonic
year: J. W. Palrio. M. K. iL !'.: ?!. W.
Fairey. E. X.: llcnrv Kulm. E. S.: T.
Kuhn' C. of Ii.. r. !'. Brvani. !' s.; W.
p.. Them; sou. i;. a. f.; G. Hallongr? ru
(i. M. of 3rd Y : F. X. Branson G. M.
ol -lid Y.: .1. Jacobson, (i. M. of ist Y.-.
!?'. S. Dibble. Secret;.ry: .1. S. All ergotti.
Treasurer;.!. L. Ileidtuian.Sentinel.
Married and G?xe Mr. Jno.
I'liuer ami Miss Viola llydrick were
married last Tuesday afternoon at the
residence of Maj. T.'ll. Whaley in the
presence of a large concourse ol friends
' anil relatives. This young couple starts
life auspiciously, and Tin: Times and
Democrat, while it regrets that our fc
town loses so charming a young lady us I
i be bride, wishes them a long and hap- 9
py life. The young couple left for fl
their homy about six miles in the I
j country shortly alter the marriage.
Young man carry your girl to thefl
! Baptist Fair next week.